Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Progressive
Republicans want to fill the defense bill with bans on abortion, trans health care, and racial diversity initiatives in the military.
Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams
The world Eisenhower warned about has materialized. We need more members of Congress to stand up to the arms industry and fight for social investments instead.
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Messenger
There’s no price too high for the Pentagon, even while Washington claims the wealthiest country in the world apparently can’t afford to make sure all of its people have basic access to food, housing and health care.
Connor Echols - Responsible Statecraft
Lawmakers are planning to dodge caps on the Pentagon budget by adding billions for the military in ‘emergency’ legislation.
Jon Queally - Common Dreams
"Here's the news media's takeaway on the debt ceiling deal: Yay! Bipartisanship works! Here's the reality: GOP radicals held the economy hostage, Democrats paid the ransom, and bipartisanship is badly broken."
Chuck Mertz - This is Hell!
Lindsay Koshgarian and Ashik Siddique, co-authors of the National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies report, “The Warfare State: How Funding for Militarism Compromises Our Welfare. Y
Jake Johnson - Common Dreams
The head of the major U.S. military contractor said the Pentagon top-line in the debt ceiling deal is "as good an outcome as our industry or our company could ask for at this point."
Rose Aguilar - KALW
On this edition of Your Call, we discuss ongoing negotiations over the debt ceiling.
Brett Wilkins - Common Dreams
"We keep hearing that our government can't afford nice things—or necessary things—for everyone," said the paper's co-author. "Yet militarized spending in the U.S. has almost doubled over the past two decades."
Peter Beinart - New York Times
Mr. Biden isn’t listening to ordinary Democrats on military spending, either. In March, he proposed lavishing more on defense, adjusted for inflation, than the United States did at the height of the last Cold War.